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  I’m gonna be upfront: I have a pretty big marshmallow in this campfire. You see, I met my boyfriend on OkCupid! I was instantly drawn to his shapely nose (it’s a thing), and I messaged him right away because his “most private thing I’m willing to admit” was that he was terrified by E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial as a child. Wouldja believe it, so was I! It’s been nearly two years (aw babe!) and we still do not speak of the film. Shudder. Let’s keep it that way.
  Today is International Day of Transgender Visibility! To celebrate this special day, we’ve rounded up 15 examples of very visible transgender men and women to highlight their achievements and thank them for being visible and promoting transgender acceptance all over the world!   1.  Martine Rothblatt, creator of Sirius radio and the highest-paid female executive in the US.  image via YouTube   2.  Jamie Clayton, co-host of VH1 makeover show TRANSform Me, actress on Netflix series Sense8.   3.
After seeing firsthand the misplaced hostility that Planned Parenthood protesters administered to his girlfriend for simply getting a check up, Robert Lee Bailey returned to the site a few months later, when a 40 Days for Life Campaign came to Philidelphia. Protestors convened shouting their stances, shaming the women who went in and soliciting prayers. The street photographer decided to turn the tables on protestors, by invading and harassing the protestors by capturing their contempt with his camera lens.
Despite her name, Lady Crappo's nails are anything but! For three years, she's been creating and blogging about nail art as a way to stop herself from biting her nails. Since then, she has turned her bad vice into nail paradise. Lady Crappo, a.k.a. Emily, has gained over 60,000 Tumblr followers, has been featured on the Tumblr Radar five times and has had a tutorial published in Nail It Magazine. "I love how impermanent nail art is an art form-- it frees me up from worrying too much or overthinking what it is I'm painting," she told BUST.
Leave it to an American company to take an Old World tradition and market it to the masses with the appropriate ballyhoo. After World War I ended in 1918, the Virginia-based Lane Company applied the same techniques of mass production it had used to build pine ammunition boxes during the war to its peacetime output of cedar hope chests. A hope chest was a trunk that held a girl’s “trousseau”—aka the bed linens, clothing, and other personal and practical items a young woman would need when she married.
When the blood is coming out of your wherever, get over those red blues and bleed all over Ted Cruz! When the tampon’s failin', spill on Sarah Palin, and the next time you shed your vaginal wall, this one's on Rand Paul.  Okay, I'm done, but Cute Fruit Undies aren't. The Washington-based Etsy shop has turned its super absorbant undies into vaginal vengence by selling period panties with the faces of all those fucking politicians who can't get their heads out of their asses and their opinions out of our vaginas.
Can what has been said ever be unsaid? Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump seems to think so.In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews yesterday, Trump called himself “pro-life,” and stated that he would back a ban on abortions if elected. He acknowledged that, faced with a ban, women would turn to “illegal places,” but that if they did, there should be some form of punishment. Ick. You heard it all before. Just watch. If you can:Then, almost immediately after the interview was published online, Trump released a statement modifying his previous comments.
When it comes to products like nail polish and shoes, “Nude” tends to mean just one color: a pink-toned beige. But not everyone has skin that color, and women of color are so often left out when it comes to trying out the nude trend. (If you’re not familiar with the trend, the idea is that wearing shoes that match your skin color will make your legs seem longer.) If you want shoes — or a Band-Aid — that blends in with your skin, you’re usually out of luck if you aren’t white. Luxury shoe brand Christian Louboutin has set out to change that.
When I started to research this topic, I was saddened to discover that a lot of these women I had never heard of. I certainly wasn’t taught about Sybil Ludington or Daisy Bates in school. I sure did learn a whole lot about Paul Revere and Dr. King, though. These women faced adversity head-on without compromising their principles. They were fearless. They were badass bitches. Lucy Stone was born in 1818. Why should you care about a woman born almost two hundred years ago? Lucy Stone was one of the most important workers for the suffrage movement and was a prominent abolitionist.
“Are you going home for the summer?” my friend asks me from across the lunch table. We haven’t seen each other in a few months, because we both work.“Home? I am home. This is where I live now,” I say casually, and we continue eating.It’s been less than a year since I graduated from college. All around me, many of my friends are living with their parents or guardians in whatever city or town they lived before going away to college. I’m not.